8 Songs, 30 Minutes


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5 Ratings

And The Fellas Thank You

a song 4u,

Melissa is in fine voice here, hard to believe almost thirty years have passed between tribute albums, the first, "Tribute," was released in 1989 directed at the ladies and whomever the mastering engineer was he understood sonics because that cd with all it's levels sounds like it was released just a few years ago. It's the boys turn and the arrangements are awesome. Not one bad track here, my only critique is this album as a whole clocks in at just 31 minutes. I dunno, maybe I didn't want it to end.

The Fellas - Melissa Manchester

mary healy,

This brilliant new release by Melissa Manchester features her own unique style and vocals on a collection inspired by and paying tribute to"The Fellas" including tunes made famous by such industry legends as Mathis, Sinatra, Bennett, King Cole, Kelly & Torme. The arrangements, orchestra, and players enhance the mood of the tunes while Melissa's delivery, inflection and musical choices here make this a must have. She continues to do it all...rock, pop, swing, jazz raising the bar for whatever comes next. Bravo. Thanks for continuing to bring excellence and lyric driven tunes to the world consciousness. A True Gem. Five Stars. mary parrotto

Still Sounds great! No Surprise Fellas‼️


From Pop to Jazz to dance remix r&b and standards!
She's still hot.
Would have been great if she had done a song over her dad (another fella) playing the bassoon that of which he was famous for.
Kind of "A la Natalie Cole"! (And if my ears aren't playing tricks, at the end of SMILE, I Actually hear a little "Unforgettable"??)
Keep on singing Melissa. The world needs your voice and spirit!

About Melissa Manchester

MOR singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester, whose father was a bassoonist for the New York Metropolitan Opera, began singing commercial jingles at age 15 and went on to become a staff writer for Chappell Music while attending the High School of Performing Arts. After taking a songwriting class at New York University taught by Paul Simon, Manchester took her talents to the Manhattan club scene, where she was discovered by Bette Midler and Barry Manilow; the two hired her as a backup singer in 1971. She recorded her debut album, Home to Myself, in 1973, co-writing many of the songs with Carole Bayer Sager. Released in 1975, Melissa produced her first Top Ten hit, "Midnight Blue," and set the tone for most of her career with its direct, slickly produced MOR pop sound. She and Kenny Loggins co-wrote the latter's 1978 duet hit with Stevie Nicks, "Whenever I Call You Friend," and the following year, Manchester returned to the Top Ten with "Don't Cry Out Loud." In 1980, Manchester became the first singer to have two movie themes nominated for Academy Awards (Ice Castles and The Promise); two years later she achieved her highest Billboard singles chart placement with the number five hit "You Should Hear How She Talks About You," which won a Grammy for Best Female Vocal Performance. Through the '80s and '90s, Manchester alternated occasional recording with scriptwriting and acting, appearing with Bette Midler in For the Boys and on the television series Blossom as the title character's birth mother. In spring 2004, Manchester returned with her first album in ten years. When I Look Down That Road, which included collaborations with Beth Nielsen Chapman and Keb' Mo' and marked her first proper release with Koch. ~ Steve Huey

    New York, NY [The Bronx]
  • BORN
    February 15, 1951



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